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The Martyrs' day of Myanmar

Martyrs' Day is a Burmese (Myanmar) national holiday observed on 19 July to commemorate Gen. Aung San and seven other leaders of the pre-independence interim government, and one bodyguard —Thakin Mya, Ba Cho, Abdul Razak, Ba Win, Mahn Ba Khaing, Sao San Tun, Ohn Maung and Ko Htwe—all of whom were assassinated on that day in 1947.

Myoma U Than Kywe led the ceremony of the First Burmese Martyrs' Day on 20 July 1947 in Rangoon.

It is customary for high-ranking government officials to visit the Martyrs' Mausoleum in Yangon in the morning of that day to pay respects.

Myoma U Than Kywe led the ceremony of the First Burmese Martyrs' Day on 20 July 1947 in Rangoon.

Martyrs' Day is a public holiday and remembrance day in Myanmar that commemorates eight leaders of the pre-independence interim Burmese government that were assassinated on July 19, 1947.

Matyr 's Day

Following the end of the Second World War, negotiations for Burmese independence began. In April 1947, general elections were held to form the constituent assembly. On July 19, 1947, several interim government leaders held a cabinet meeting at the Secretariat Building in Yangon. In the midst of the meeting, a group of armed paramilitaries burst into the Secretariat and shot down eight ministers, including Prime Minister Aung Sun, and a bodyguard. The only person to survive was Minister of Finance Tin Tun. The assassinations were planned and carried out by a rival political group led by U Saw, former Prime Minister of Burma. U Saw and his accomplices were arrested and executed. After Myanmar was declared an independent state in 1948, July 19 was proclaimed a public holiday. 

 Burmese Martyrs' Day is marked with solemn remembrance ceremonies held at Martyr's Mausoleum in the city of Yangon (former capital of Myanmar). The ceremonies are attended by high-ranking government officials. The first ever ceremony was officiated by Myoma U Than Kywe.

(According to www.en.wikipedia.org)

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